Kazakhstan’s FC Astana will not be renamed, said Minister of Information and Communication Dauren Abayev, ONA reports citing Gazeta.ru.
He said the names of the Astana Opera, Astana Arena, Astana TV and the Astana Arlans boxing team will remain unchanged.
A few days ago, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who headed Kazakhstan for 29 years, resigned.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who replaced Nazarbayev, suggested the capital Astana be called Nur-Sultan. Tokayev’s proposal was welcomed in the Kazakh Parliament.